Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)

Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature) Author T. E. Lawrence
ISBN-10 1853264695
ISBN-13 9781853264696
Year 1999-12-05
Pages 704
Language English
Publisher Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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As Angus Calder states in his introduction to this edition Seven Pillars of Wisdom is one of the major statements about the fighting experience of the First World War Lawrence s younger brothers Frank and Will had been killed on the Western Front in 1915 Seven Pillars of Wisdom written between 1919 and 1926 tells of the vastly different campaign against the Turks in the Middle East one which encompasses gross acts of cruelty and revenge and ends in a welter of stink and corpses in the disgusting hospital in Damascus Seven Pillars of Wisdom is no Boys Own Paper tale of Imperial triumph but a complex work of high literary aspiration which stands in the tradition of Melville and Dostoevsky and alongside the writings of Yeats Eliot and Joyce

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